Entertainment Update for June 22

Kevin Selfe at Memaloose

Dixie, the Memaloose Vineyard dog, is 10 years old! In celebration of this milestone, Memaloose Winery is throwing a party. Join them on Saturday, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the new tasting room at the mouth of the Klickitat River with amazing Columbia River Gorge views. Music will be provided by blues band Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes. Memaloose Winery, 34 State Street, Lyle, Wash.; 360-635-2887.

‘12 Eyes’ at Solera June 20

Don’t miss “12 Eyes,” featuring guitarist Alonzo Garbanzo, Randy Bell on cajon and Ted Horwitz on keyboards at Solera Brewery on Thursday, June 20, for the group’s “10th Anniversary Tour.” Music is from 7-9 p.m. Expect covers from Leadbelly, Merle Haggard, Radiohead and more. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Drive, Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

‘Wall St. Tankers’ at Saw Tooth

The Saw Tooth Roadhouse has live music on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. with rock, blues and country from Jerome Miller's Wall Street Tankers & The Bad Investments. The band will be playing on the stage in the back yard and the event is family-friendly. Saw Tooth Roadhouse, 4780 Hwy. 35; 541-354-2511.

Arts Center screens indie films

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the monthly Mt. Hood Independent Film series on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. with two short films — “The Crime of the d’Autremont Brothers,” by Tom Olsen, and “Brightwood,” by Lautaro Gabriel Gonda.

The Crime of the d’Autremont Brothers

On Oct. 11, 1923, Ray, Roy and Hugh d'Autremont held up Train #13, of the Southern Pacific Railroad just outside of Ashland in Oregon. Four train men were murdered. The brothers were found four years later and sentenced to life in prison. “The Crime of the d'Autremont Brothers” is a one-hour documentary detailing this “last great American train robbery.” The story is told through their lawyer, who fought for their parole, and a documentary filmmaker who struggled to make a 1973 documentary on the subject. Both the 1973 filmmaker and Tom Olsen will be in attendance for this rare opportunity to see this film.


Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to find a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. Attempting to care for them, she takes them with her on her mysterious daily routine. Bicycling through the forest, along the beach and quiet rural roads, collecting various found treasures. Along the way the mice face danger, including a hungry fox and a swirling creek. Deep in the forest, Sparrow has created a sanctuary in a run-down house, where she keeps her treasures and hides from the rest of the world. She brings the baby mice here, but is unable to care for them. Sparrow returns home and finds her parents in the kitchen, and the reason for her need to find a family is revealed. She faces a challenge greater than any child should.


These films are not rated; total run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival June 21-22

The 6th annual Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival returns to Goldendale this week with eight Pacific Northwest bands, food, art, crafts, wine and more. Camping is available, visit www.goldendalechamber.org for tickets and more information.

Music lineup June 21 2 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers; 3 p.m. Hardshell Harmony; 5 p.m. Convergence Zone; 6 p.m. Wayward Vessel; 7 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys; 8 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

June 22 9 a.m. Instrument workshops; 10 a.m. Dr. Ogden’s Band Scramble; 11 a.m. Open mic/Band Scramble; 12 p.m Misty Mamas; 1 p.m. Whistlin Rufus; 2 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys; 3 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising; 4 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers; 5 p.m Misty Mamas; 6 p.m. Whistlin Rufus; 7 p.m. Wayward Vessel; 8 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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